Friday, February 19, 2010

Amy Williams Leads in Skeleton

Britain's Amy Williams was in the gold medal position after two runs of the skeleton bob last night, but two runs is just the half way point so keep your fingers crossed. Fellow Britain Shelley Rudman (pictured) lies seventh in the competition.

I watched the snowboard half pipe yesterday, and although I have some reservations about sports which cannot be measured in absolute terms, I did find it very exciting. In particular Shaun White's halfpipe runs were thrilling to watch, I can't tell a 1080 double McTwist from a McDonalds Double Cheeseburger but the height, speed and complexity of the twists and mid air turns that the multi millionaire White got into his run were awesome.

Most ignominious end to an Olympic dream went to the poor skier in the Women's Downhill who pushed herself out of the starting gate and then fell over, distance achieved, about five yards.

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